After the flood destroy all living thing in the planet a covenant was made by God. God promise that never he will destroys the earth using water. As a third creation, God told to Noah to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth (Coogan, Brettler and Newsom). 9. Abraham bargain with the lord because the extermination can cause damage to the innocent people, is was not justified to pay all the people for some sinners but God didn´t listen to suggestions.
Obedience and Arrogance in Gilgamesh and Genesis The issue of obedience figures prominently in both "The Epic of Gilgamesh" and the book of Genesis in the Bible. These works were produced by very different cultures and traditions (Middle Eastern and Hebraic, respectively) and the characters in each react to authority or advice with very different levels of obedience. Noah is found to be righteous by God and is rewarded with a means to escape the devastation of the flood. Gilgamesh, in his arrogance, thinks himself to be above the mortal concept of death. I have chosen the two opening paragraphs from the seventh chapter of "The Epic of Gilgamesh" and Genesis 6:8-22 to illustrate the conflicts between obedience and arrogance.
The author says, “God said, ‘Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together in one place, and let the dry land appear.’ And it was so.” In the Enuma Elish, heaven and earth are c... ... middle of paper ... ...n. It is a polytheistic myth, and the Babylonian’s were polytheistic. Genesis, however, only tells of one god creating everything. The early Hebrews practiced monolatrism. They recognized the existence of many gods from other cultures, but the Hebrews only believed in and worshipped one god, Elohim. Another conclusion that can be drown about the cultures from looking at the myths is the way the Hebrews and the Babylonians viewed their creators.
When Jacob gives Isaac with the meal he made him, Isaac could smell Esau’s clothing and felt the hairy body and then proceeded to bless Jacob. He had promised before to him that the given thing from God’s covenant and a bigger rep than his brother. Esau got back home to discover the bad things but it was too late. Isaac was very upset and said that he couldn’t take back the stolen blessing. Jacob runs because he was scared of Esau and traveled to the house of where his uncle Laban lived in the upper Mesopotamia.
I believe firmly, that God did not do this so that Abraham would be deprived of the wonders of his offspring, or to have a human burnt offering for his own good, but to gain our trust and show how trustworthy he is. And also to show that if we just listen to what he has to say that we too, will have everything “provided” for us when urgent times come. He trusted in Adam and Eve, whose adversity started when they turned their ears away from Him and ate the forbidden fruit (Gen 3:6). Or in the story of Cain and Abel, Cain chooses not to listen to God and committed homicide against his brother Abel (Gen 4:8) and is then sent out to Nod. Yet again, another misfortune happened when Lot’s wife ignored the commands of the Lord and looked back at the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, only to be turned into a pillar of salt (Gen 19:26).
In comparison to the Torah, there is no written scripture on how the Greeks believed they came to be since stories of their gods were passed ... ... middle of paper ... ...o I have created…’” (Gen. Ch 6, line 12) God tells this to Noah, explaining that he will end the lives of all in order to cleanse the land. The Hebrew belief that their god had the power to end all forced the people to be fearful and respect their covenant with the lord. In conclusion the apparent differences between the two cultures tend to be mainly in their religious beliefs, but these values and beliefs spread wide affecting all aspects of life. The Greeks believed in fate that could not be changed by a god, while the Hebrews believed that god made your fate. Greek culture produced strong independent men focused on conquering, and the Hebrew pushed conformity and trying to maintain peace.
God told Adam and Eve not to eat the forbidden fruit , they did anyways God punished them but also perceived .In Paradise lost there are many speculations to prove there was a superior and an inferior in every circumstance but god was the hierarchy of them all. He was the creator of all and superior. God had given each a different outlook on everyone. Though we are not created from free will , we are created by a desire from free will. Eve had the desire to gain knowledge.
Adam and Eve were the doors that allowed sin to enter the world. Sin causes death and without a savior, it is impossible to cleanse oneself. Once sin is conceived, it takes an atonement to wipe away one’s sin. Jesus became the atonement for all believers and He gives everyone a chance to have a relationship with God. As Christians, one must be aware of sin because it can affect a person’s destiny and cause delays with God’s blessing.
Zeus then turned the girl into a white heifer in attempt to hide her from Hera. Hera found out about this like she does about all Zeus’s affairs but that will be discussed later. Another God who displayed the characteristic of lust was Poseidon. He was interested by Medusa and raped her, now Poseidon did not receive punishment for this act, Medusa did, but that also will be touched upon later. It seems all three of the brothers were weak to the feeling of lust; even Hades became infatuated with a nymph.
By worshipping the idol of the calf, the Israelites had turned away from God. Because the Israelites disobeyed God, He ended up pursuing his other goal, to punish the people who disobeyed Him. Because of the Israelites' foolish act, God chose to inflict pain on them: "then the Lord sent a plague upon the people, for what they did with the calf that Aaron made" (Exodus 32:35). Since God never once appeared in front of humans as a man, the only way for the Israelites to experience God's anger and disappointment, and ultimately the power he yields, is through His physical punishment: the plague. Also, vice versa, the plague was the physical representation God needed in orde... ... middle of paper ... ...t all the Trojan men will be fighting for their beloved Troy, too keep her from tumbling.